Girls Night "IN"
This is the invitation I made, well one of a dozen I made with my daughter for her sorority sisters. It was the last official meeting of the year, they elected new officers, (she is now VP) and were have one more outing with their brother fraternity...and then....Girls Night!

We had designed the invites, but neither of us could draw, so we were unsure what we would do for an image....then Tiddly Inks release "Party Time" and it was perfect, in style and name!!!

We added sorority and school colors to the image, music notes and music themed paper which are tribute to the sorority and the girls. Some stickles and shimmerz for a little sparkle and WOW! Love 'em! They were a great success!

They girls had a wonderful time...they were up giggling until 4am...I love it, I love that they can be so happy and enjoy being with each other that will always be music to my ears!

Isn't this cute little bear from Dustin Pike so adorable. To me he is day dreaming of a Dear Sweet Friend! So I had to add him to a card and share those thoughts with a friend too!

I used my Copics again, yea!! While they are still intimdating, I pledge to keep trying! For this fellow I used E 40 E70 E71 E74 E77 and B93 B95 B97 and C0.

I made the little dangle hanging from the ribbon, the silver bead reminder me of butterfly wings, matching the wings on the bear! I distressed the edges of the blue layer a bit, that was new for me...I like how it softened it and helps the layer tie in with the fade on the swirl paper...I mean the butterfly trail paper...(or are they Flutter~bear trails, LOL)
Finally I add a few teeny tiny brown pearls for a touch of sweetness.

I am Playing Along in These Challanges:

Craft Us Crazy ~Thinking of You
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge ~ Pearls & Swirls
The CorrosiveChallengeWelcome to the Jungle ~Animals~
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Pile it On
CES Challenge ~ Spring Colors/Image
Papertake Weekly ~ Spots N Stripes

Well I over came my fears and I played with my Copics!
Every evening this week after work I could be found coloring on my TV tray, trying to be ever soooo careful and a little nervous! (Ok a lot nervous!)LOL

I fell in love with these adorable images from Bugaboo, I just couldn't resist them...I mean look at them, could you?!?!?! LOL
I started with the freebie, and added in the four others for the collection!

I decided to make them into a 4x4 note card set which I will be giving them to my dear mother in law!

I used a textured ivory paper for the base of the set of cards, then for each card I used a different paper from the Simply Delightful stack from My Mind's Eye. I used a pink polka dotted paper from the same stack as a base under each image to tie them together along with a sheer teal ribbon across the front for each card and the lid of the box.

Since I am giving this set as a gift to be used as note cards, I wanted to keep the embellishments simple and low key and flat, so they can be easily mailed.

I hope she enjoys them and I and I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

I am entering these challenges
Craft us Crazy~ Spring Challenge
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~Four or More Layers
For Fun Challenges ~ Color Challenge
A Spoon Full Of Sugar ~ #147 All Creatures Great & Small
Top Tip Tuesday #29 Spring Has Sprung
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes

Cute as a button and Zero Calories....Can't get any better then that girls!

A couple summers ago, while on vacation I found the cutest little cupcake in the cutest craft store. I wanted to but the cupcake, but it wasn't for sale. However, they were selling the template you use to create the 3D cupcake. I happily purchase one I was set on makeing my own! The template is by Hot off the Press.

Needless to say, that little ol template has sat tucked away in my craft room, waiting for it's turn to play. And it's turn has come this week! And WOW, I am I glad it did! It was so fun making these little cupcakes! They are actually 2 parts, the little holder and then a full cupcake. The top of the cupcake, folds over so it can be opened and closed, you can fill it with candy or put a gift it in if you are going to share your cupcakes with your friends!

I of course had tro bling out my cupcakes, I used some pearls, some glittery and sparkly gems on the holders. For the "cherry on top" feel, wanted to keep in the same color family, so I decide to use a large pearl brad on a silver base and added a filigree flower backing to give them a little more delicate feeling, maybe a little shabby chic...


I have entered my cupcakes in these challenges
Craft Us Crazy ~ Cupcakes and /or Celebration
Frosted Designs ~ Bling
Charisma Cardz Challanges ~ #13 Bling & Sparkles
Fairy Tale ChallegeBlog ~ Happy Birthday
By The Cute & Girly Challenges ~ Cute & Girly
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ #66 Shabby Chic

Has your Winter Weather been as Wicked as Ours?
I Love Winter..I love the snow, the how beautiful the landscape is covered in white, how amazing the world looks transformed for a short time into a sparkling wonderland!

And then we have this year....

Thursday the forecast was for "Ice Pellets" I kid you not! Not snow, or rain or sleet, or hail or any of that mild stuff but literal ICE PELLETS!

When I was leaving work, half my car was encased in ice, luckily it was only half and I was able to retrieve my ice scrapper and De-icing spray, because silly me, I carry those in my car not my purse! I spent the next several minutes scrapping ice from the windows, and Yes, I was being pelted with ice falling from the sky all the while!

Last week I found this adorable image from Tiddly Inks, called "cast your spell" I knew I wanted to use her in some manner. I was thinking Ice Princess....Winter Wizard-ess.... Then Today's Winter Weather Forecast...and I am so not lying:

We woke up to a dense fog advisory 100% humidity
Which gave way to A Severe Thunderstorm Warning with Hail and strong damaging winds
We also have a developing Super Cell and a chance for a Tornado
Which should all be pushed out by a cold front and turn to snow over night

So now that you know that you know the story...I hope you enjoy my interpretation of darker side of winter and my "Wicked Winter"card.

Of course, she maybe the darker side, but she still has to shimmer and shine. From glitter paper to sparkling H20 on her dress and Shimmerz on her wings. I even blinged out her "magic"!!

I hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed discovering her! If you do, my comment link is above the picture...let me know what you think or just that you stopped by!

I am enter the following Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy ~ Brrrr-It's Cold
Crafty Purple Frog ~ Touch of Magic
Crafts & Me ~ Things with Wings
Paper Romance ~ Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Bling It On

Yes it's been awhile since I have posted on my blog. I guess you can say life change got in the way. Had to do a lot of readjusting and rearranging of my time and schedule....hopefully I have been able to work this out!

But all has not been lost! Oh No...I have been visiting a lot of my favorites sights, looking and lurking, and trying to be inspired. I have dabbled a little bit, collected a few trinkets, a new "tool" or two to play with....but haven't really had the time or energy to pull it all together, create something wonderful and share it.

I made a promise to myself to allow myself time to be creative. Even if I don't finish a project, I find the time I spend using "the other side of my brain" is very relaxing and refreshing.
Hopefully I will find some inspiring challenges to keep me motivated and creating!

Happy Crafting!

It's time for another Challenge at Sew Many Challenges!
This week's challenge is to make a Card for a male, young or old....

This week I was able to play with this great image from our lovely sponsor...KLM Designs! For my card I used "Get Well Bear"...Poor little thing isn't feeling to well....but is so sweet!

I used shades of brown for the card and the little teddy....My Mind's Eye paper and card stock. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits and I very carefully applied some diamond glaze to the thermometer!!! His feet are layered to pop out from under his blankie! I sure hope he gets to feeling better soon! Don't you...

If you do, or if you like what you see....leave me a comment! My link is above the photo...Then Hop on over to Sew Many Challenges and join in the fun this week...and maybe you will be the winner of some cool KLM digi stamps!!!

If you are wondering about KLM Designs:

KLM Digi Stamps (KLM Designs) was started by a Mother & Daughter team. Kathryn (owner of KLM Digi Stamps) and Sue (Company’s artist) started designing digital stamps for their own creations. After much response & excitement to their designs they formed KLM Digi Stamps.
KLM carry’s a large selection of designs from clowns, which are the company’s signature design to digital sentiments. All images are delivered ZIP format. Each image file contains JPEG and PNG format files. Images can be re sized, reversed and altered to your likings.

AND .......I Have a winner!!!! Rose Petal, your are the winner of the image I used"Jovi Painting Halen" For the Sew Many Cards, New Release Blog Hop!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Please contact our Design Team Coordinator Jeri....She will be sure your receive your image!!!! ENJOY!!!!!!